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  • UK Consumer Confidence drops to -7: Is pre-Brexit economic turbulence brewing?
    • 04/28/17
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence drops to -7: Is pre-Brexit economic turbulence brewing?

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index dropped one point to -7 in April.  Four of the five measures decreased, leaving only the Major Purchase Index showing an increase.

  • Almost twice as many people prefer relaxing vacations to active ones
    • 04/27/17
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Almost twice as many people prefer relaxing vacations to active ones

    Internationally, 59 percent of people prefer a relaxing vacation, while 35 percent prefer an active one. Brazil, South Korea and China lead for favoring relaxing vacations; Italy, France and Spain lead for active holidays. Teenagers are the most energetic, with 43 percent preferring active vacations.

  • UK Consumer Confidence stays at -6 in March
    • 03/31/17
    • Financial Services
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence stays at -6 in March

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index remains stable at -6 in March.  Three of the five measures stayed at the same level and two measures saw increases.

  • GfK builds out martech team with string of new hires
    • 03/30/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GfK builds out martech team with string of new hires

    The newly launched GfK Customer and Audience Activation service takes GfK data such as pan-European purchasing power and combines it with Eyeota’s audiences to create aggregated segments for digital activation. 

  • New GfK political poll shows Jeremy Corbyn as unpopular as President Trump among GB adults
    • 03/27/17
    • Press
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    New GfK political poll shows Jeremy Corbyn as unpopular as President Trump among GB adults

    A new poll conducted by GfK shows Jeremy Corbyn is as unpopular among British adults as US President Donald Trump.

  • Over half of UK's online population reads books either daily or at least once a week
    • 03/23/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global Study
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Over half of UK's online population reads books either daily or at least once a week

    56 percent of the UK's online population read books either daily or at least once a week - just under the international average of 59 percent (across 17 countries). China has highest percentage of “every day” book readers. Netherlands and South Korea tie for the highest percentage who say they never read books. Women are more likely to be avid book readers than men.

  • UK Consumer Confidence drops one point in February to -6
    • 02/28/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Financial Services
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence drops one point in February to -6

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has decreased one point this month to -6. Three of the five measures saw decreases in February, and two measures saw increases.

  • Vehicle features: Latest driver tech ‘very important’ to 1 in 3 people across 17 countries
    • 02/24/17
    • Technology
    • Automotive
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global Study
    • Consumer Life
    • Connected Consumer
    • Connected car
    • Global Consumer Values
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Vehicle features: Latest driver tech ‘very important’ to 1 in 3 people across 17 countries

    GfK, has released findings showing which vehicle features, from a given list, people see as being ‘very important’ in a vehicle. 

  • Strong finish to 2016 cements year of growth for Builders Merchants
    • 02/23/17
    • Consumer Goods
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Strong finish to 2016 cements year of growth for Builders Merchants

    Another strong set of results for the final quarter of 2016 completes a further year of growth in sales of building materials through UK builders merchants.

  • GB Inflation Watch
    • 02/14/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Financial Services
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Consumer Goods
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GB Inflation Watch

    Nearly three out of four GB consumers think prices have risen over the past year and they expect more rapid rises to come

  • Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour’ drives into pole position for its online video streaming service
    • 02/10/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Media Measurement
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour’ drives into pole position for its online video streaming service

    Amazon’s biggest visual production to date, The Grand Tour, shows clear appeal among UK SVOD viewers. GfK’s established SVOD content tracking and analysis finds that the show swept the board versus other titles viewed on Amazon. It was the most viewed title in both November and December 2016, attracting the biggest audience reach for an Amazon show in the UK since GfK’s tracking service began in 2015.

  • Smartphone market up 6.6 percent year-on-year in 2016
    • 02/08/17
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Tech Trends
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Smartphone market up 6.6 percent year-on-year in 2016

    Continued 4G expansion in China, plus accelerating growth in Russia, drove global demand over the year. Smartphone sales in 4Q16 totaled 391 million units globally, up six percent year-on-year. All regions except Western Europe saw year-on-year growth in 4Q16.

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